"The extensive collectable element of the game is certainly it's big upside. I can't say that the characters have gripped me as refreshing and new. Rush is pretty much Tidus from Final Fantasy 10, who was a blonde haired numpty that I couldn't relate to either. However, it is nice to see Square Enix breaking outside the box of "humans only" in The Last Remnant as a variety of races is certainly more interesting.
No, I'd say on the whole the game is one that I'd want to keep playing. It's spiked my interest enough to go out and do a few quests and collect a few items – but it's not Final Fantasy 13 is it..."